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A Positive – and EcoOptimistic – Outlook

The public and Congress aren’t getting it, but businesses will. Continue reading

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Fracking and the Precautionary Principle at Work

New York State has just banned fracking not because we know it’s bad but because we DON’T know if it’s bad. And that’s good. Continue reading

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Laissez-faire: the environmental version

A neat twist on the religious-like belief in conventional laissez-faire. It’s the environment, not the market, which should be left alone. Continue reading

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The Growth Schism: Could a Sound Bite Save the World?

Facts and figures we have aplenty. It’s the sound bite we’re missing. If “no growth” or “antigrowth” are non-starters for a political platform, well we need to find a way to recast the idea in a way that illustrates the reasons we should desire the end of growth. Continue reading

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News we like

Focusing on the optimism aspect of our blog here, my usual late night tour of the interwebs caught a slew of headlines that left me in a better mood than I started – indications that the business as usual status … Continue reading

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Planets Are People, My Friends

If animals, rivers, forests and corporations can have legal rights, why not the planet? Would that, in effect, lay the economic and legal groundwork for solving environmental issues? Continue reading

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Why doesn’t environmentalism bridge the political divide?

The political portrayal of environmentalism and the economy as a tradeoff of one for the other is not only a false dilemma, but is just flat out false. Continue reading

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